Cricket – Hwang Tong-gyu
80s-90s / H-J / Poems in Korean Middle School Textbooks / Poetry Translation

Cricket – Hwang Tong-gyu

Cricket Hwang Tong-gyu (1938-) A cricket that was chirping around a benjamin vase on the balcony for several evenings chirped in the utility room in the back yesterday. A bit sluggishly. What had made it move there, while, by and by, autumn is deepening lonesomely? Would it have crawled across the living room or flown? … Continue reading

Awareness – The Visage of Happiness – Kim Hyunseung
60s-70s / K-L / Poems in Korean Middle School Textbooks / Poetry Translation

Awareness – The Visage of Happiness – Kim Hyunseung

Awareness – The Visage of Happiness Kim Hyunseung (1913-1975) If happiness comes to me, I thank it; Even if misfortune comes to me, I thank it. Happiness comes once from outside, Once from inside. Our door to happiness Opens from outside But also from inside. When I’m happy, I warmly cherish the sunlight of today; … Continue reading